SIBAST No 9 CHAIR
1953 was a productive year for the entrepreneurial furniture designer and cabinetmaker Helge Sibast, who spent it coming up with three of his most iconic designs, all of which were somewhat forgotten until Helge Sibast’s grandson, Ditlev Sibast, and his wife Anna Sibast re-established Sibast Furniture with great dedication in 2013. Since then, they have re-launched Helge Sibast’s design heritage and are taking the next step by re-introducing the dining chair Sibast No 9.
Sibast No 9 is a light dining chair with an unfailing sense of style, closely related to the slightly larger, more complex Sibast No 7 and Sibast No 8. The interconnectedness with Sibast No 8 is particularly obvious: both are distinguished by a Y-shaped frame, a distinctive, trendsetting element which, in addition to its visual value, serves to strengthen the chair. In Sibast No 9, however, the Y is inverted and its predecessor’s graphically powerful back with bars is replaced by a single curved top rail and armrest.
The dining chair proves how Helge Sibast felt at home in the cabinetmaker’s workshop. His artisanal background is undeniable and he was uncompromising down to the last detail. Helge Sibast inherited his woodworking skills and passion for wood from his father, who founded the undertaking in 1908. Quality and craftsmanship have been the core values of Sibast Furniture ever since.
This simple, light, functional chair with its fine artisanal subtleties has been out of production for more than five decades but is now joining the collection at Sibast Furniture, adding yet another chapter to the story of a furniture designer who tirelessly strived for a genuine, refined style and, in his efforts to create the best chair every time, worked through mounds of sketches and fine-tuned both craftsmanship and style to perfection.
Sibast No 9 is made in FSC-certified oak.